Surrogate mom experiences first embryo transfer

Posted on: September 21st 2012

I can’t believe I’m finally going to have my first embryo transfer as a surrogate mom.  The day that we’ve been working towards has arrived!  With nervous anticipation, I somehow managed a good night’s sleep the night before.  My husband and I began our two hour drive to the physicians office after dropping our kids off with family.  I thoroughly enjoyed having a couple hours to visit with my husband on our drive.

When we got to the physicians office, we were greeted by the Intended Parents.  After checking in, I was taken back for pre-procedure acupuncture, which I found to be so incredibly relaxing. The transfer itself is very quick, and completely painless.  My husband, Intended Mother, Physician, Nurse, and Embryologist were all in the room with me.  We transferred 2 beautiful embryos, and all crossed our fingers.  I was so thankful that the IP’s were able to be present, and experience the transfer with us, after all this is their baby!

After the transfer procedure, I had yet another round of acupuncture.  By the time we left the physicians office 20 minutes later, I felt like a marshmallow!  Incredibly relaxed and comfortable, my husband and I made our way home, and I spent two days on bed rest.  We had a schedule for our first Beta (test for HCG hormone levels) eight days later.

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